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OER Faculty Institute Update

Attached you will find the program for the OER Faculty Institute hosted by the Teaching & Learning Center at Clover Park Technical College. From our previous notice: Clover Park Technical College is excited to host our first OER Faculty Institute! … Continue reading

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OER Faculty Institute

Clover Park Technical College is excited to host our first OER Faculty Institute!  Dates: Fri., Aug. 5th and Sat., Aug. 6th Time: 9 am to 3 pm (PST) The Teaching & Learning Center at Clover Park Technical College is hosting a … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: Chickering and Gamson

I am gathering a few resources from when I started my career in education and instructional design that are currently being resurrected in the name of <insert grant-worthy buzzword here>. Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson wrote the “Seven … Continue reading

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Hypothesis and Social Annotation

We had a great presentation today on using in online classes at Clover Park Technical College. I presented, but it was really important to have the eLearning Office represented (Cindy Overton) and my fellow instructional designer and Chinese Culture … Continue reading

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Webinar: Indigenous Open Educational Resources

This came in over the wire from Amanda Coolidge via Cable Green: Indigenous Open Educational Resources: Respectfully Uplifting Community Voice Date: May 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Open education is grounded in Western understandings of ownership, protocol, … Continue reading

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Connection Between Interactivity and Retention in Online Courses

This is an old post that I resurrected from a previous iteration of this blog. I am putting it here because I am going to update this research, but I thought it might be helpful to others to see that … Continue reading

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AI and the Unknowing Knower

“Things are not as they are seen, nor are they otherwise.” – Lankavatara Sutra In education, there has been increased discussion of Artificial Intelligence because of the growing interest in Learning Analytics by education institutions. Learning Analytics requires a lot … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This post is to provide resources for future collaboration with faculty and other instructional designers. If you have rubrics, tools, frameworks, or other resources that you have found useful, please comment below. This is a short list to get IDs … Continue reading

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Khipu: Ancient Peruvian Computers

What is a “khipu”? A khipu (also know as a “quipu”) is an ingenious Incan counting and record keeping system. According to the British Museum, it was first introduced by the Wari and further developed by the Incas. A khipu … Continue reading

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Open Textbook Library for Social Work

This is a note that Matthew DeCarlo sent out today. This is of particular interest for myself on two levels. The first is that I have worked with online Social Work degree programs (such as Humboldt State’s online Master’s in … Continue reading

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